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on allegations of sexual misconduct in the lackland air force base in texas. general mark welsh says the problem has become a cancer for the service but he is committed to eliminating misconduct in the ranks. this three-hour hearing includes testimony from victims of sexual abuse. >> the committee will come to order. good morning. thank you for joining us for the first hearing of the 113th congress. i think it's appropriate we began our oversight with the subject this committee has been vigilant in addressing for many years. at the same time i find it extremely disturbing that despite the collective work in congress, the department of defense come to combat the military services and the dedicated groups who advocate on the part of the victims of this heinous crime sexual assault and sexual misconduct remains a problem within our armed forces. today we meet to receive testimony on sexual misconduct by the basic training instructors at lackland air force base. the events are the most recent example of sexual assaults that have plagued the military for far too long. this tragedy with 32 instructors
i will ask ed to address the specific issue in the lackland investigation that we are walking towards. if an individual is transferred as a result of poor performance and bad behavior related to sexual harassment i would he astonished if it was not somehow related to his record. they were being transferred as a matter of routine transfer and there is the decision made that the sexual-harassment was not substantiated for example then it would probably not be. >> or if there might've been an incident that was handled in a different way and didn't show on the record that this person could be transferred and it would never show up? >> i would tell you that yes that could happen. if we knew about one other commanders acting that way we would remove them from command. >> at which all of our commanders were held to that standard. it's my understanding that sometimes they don't actually hold themselves to that standard i am asking these questions because i'm trying to find out you know -- do we have seen that sexual-harassment leads in many cases to sexual assault. and so we have to b
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